Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods

OJT for Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods: NAICS 423

The Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods subsector is part of the Wholesale Trade sector.

The Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods subsector includes the following industries:

  • Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
  • Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
  • Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
  • Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
  • Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers

Largest Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-sized occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Largest Occupations in Subsector, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 445.1 15.0 3.9 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 202.6 6.8 6.7 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 110.8 3.7 3.9 Unknown Unknown
Customer service representatives 110.2 3.7 -5.3 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 95.7 3.2 -0.3 Bachelor’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
Stock clerks and order fillers 93.3 3.1 4.2 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Office clerks, general 90.0 3.0 -6.0 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 87.3 2.9 -1.5 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Light truck or delivery services drivers 84.2 2.8 3.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 66.2 2.2 7.3 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training

Growth Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-growth occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Highest Growth Occupations in Subsector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers, metal and plastic 0.5 0.0 26.8 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers 4.2 0.1 19.0 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 0.6 0.0 19.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 0.1 0.0 19.0 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators 0.1 0.0 19.0 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Fashion designers 0.1 0.0 18.5 Bachelor’s degree None
Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders 0.3 0.0 17.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Statisticians 0.2 0.0 17.5 Master’s degree None
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 0.8 0.0 17.0 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Agricultural equipment operators 0.1 0.0 16.8 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training

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